Inauguration of President Jim Gash

October 23, 2019  | 1 min read

“Why would we strive to be unique—to provide an experience and training for students different than other institutions of higher education? Why would we invest in the level of energy, thoughtfulness, resources, work ethic, vision, teamwork, strength, endurance, and technical skills to reach the top of this enormous mountain? Why climb at all? The answer for us is simple, and yet profound: the world needs more Pepperdine in it. Our mandate? Our unique gift to the world? . . . is our students.”

—President Jim Gash
Inauguration Address 
September 25, 2019